ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat: a mountain retreat that blends hospitality with sustainability
With its privileged location, ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat allows you to spend your days marveling at the panoramic vista that stretches out on all sides. The quiet melody of birdsong punctuates the atmosphere on the terrace while tree-scattered hillsides sweep past staggering mountains. The building’s natural stonework and whitewashed walls blend harmoniously with the surrounding environment. Inside, the design incorporates modern touches with colors and textures inspired by the island’s landscape.
Named after a stone used to grind olives, ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat is a half-eco-friendly boutique hotel, a half-family home run by Helen, a natural-born host who is truly in love with the island’s landscape and produce. Every detail has been carefully curated to reflect her commitment to preserving Naxos. Feast on locally sourced food, venture out for a roam in the hills and let yourself be lulled into slumber by the hushed immensity of the mountains – each moment bringing you more into step with nature’s rhythms.
What we liked the most
- Waking up to a breathtaking sunrise climbing over the mountainside
- Sampling velvety local sheep and goat milk cheeses and wines
- Gazing at the infinite night sky, replete with millions of stars
- Amazing central location to explore the island easily while staying away from the crowds
- Trusting Helen to organize a boat trip around the island.
In each of the suites at ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat, the focus is on blending tradition with modern luxury. The individual designs reflect the feel of the island, from its customs and traditions to its magnificent landscapes. Each suite has its own kitchen, bedroom, en-suite and living area as well as access to the terrace.
Ariadne & Dionysus
Named after an Ancient Greek love story, this suite is designed with romance in mind. From the hand-painted and handmade local artefacts to the magnificent king-size bed, the atmosphere suggests a cosy mountain retreat. Modernity enters the space via the glass-walled bathroom with touches of terra cotta, allowing you to take in the hillside view from the shower.
The Fanari suite has been designed to reflect the mountain that gives it its name. Glowing in shades of olive green, the decor incorporates reclaimed wood and natural stone. You can enjoy breakfast on the spacious terrace and relax on one of the loungers under the Greek sunshine. With an extra single bed, this room is perfect for couples or small families
Named after a mineral found in the surrounding mountains, the colour palate of this spacious suite showcases earthy tones and natural textures. Featuring two stylish bedrooms and two bathrooms with stunning contemporary interiors, it is ideal for groups or families. You are just a few steps away from the majestic mountain view visible from the suite’s terrace – the ideal spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail.
The ‘Zas’ or ‘Zeus’ suite reflects all the royalty and grace of the king of the gods. From the majestic rainfall shower flanked by grey stone walls to the king-size bed with its magnificent white headboard, this suite exemplifies the harmonious combination of tradition and modernity. Step from the cosy indoor living room to the rustic terrace, where you can lounge in total tranquility and observe the redemptive mountain view
Indulge in the enchantment of Oraia ELeni luxury suite, where the allure of Helen of Troy comes alive. Step into the realm of Greek culture and immerse yourself in the legendary beauty that inspired nations. Experience the captivating ambiance of the Mycenaean age with its timeless charm. This 105 m² (1130 ft²) suite features two spacious bedrooms, including a supersized King bed and two single beds, creating a haven for up to four guests. Two exquisite bathrooms, complete with bathtubs and rain shower/baths, offer a sanctuary for relaxation.
Awaken your senses on the private balcony, embracing the essence of this mythic escape.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Field to Fork
Guests can savour every meal of the day at the table d’hôte where the cuisine is deeply rooted in the local land. With a commitment to sourcing ingredients only from within a 6-kilometre radius, you can guarantee the dishes served at ELaiolithos are authentic, unique and nutritious. The rich and abundant island provides produce to cater to all dietary requirements and the dish of the day is always a surprise. From homemade pita bread baked daily to sumptuous sheep and goat milk cheeses from grass-fed local flocks, this is a fabulous opportunity to truly experience the bounty of Naxos.
Served to your room, the hotel’s traditional Greek breakfast comprises all the classics: yoghurt, fresh bread and cakes as well as local honey, home-made jam and olive oil from the ELaiolithos grove. There is nothing quite like indulging in this morning feast while seated on the terrace facing the sweeping mountain panorama.
Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded in the property’s identity and DNA.
At ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat sustainability comes along with luxury to offer a seamless high-end eco-friendly experience. Helen imagined her hotel’s to be sustainable all across the line:
- It starts with the Greek-inspired design that was realized with bioclimatic and local materials.
- The boutique hotel runs on an eco-friendly philosophy be it green cleaning agents, water and energy-saving mechanisms and eco-friendly in-room amenities.
- Local artisans are part of the hotel’s experience with the art pieces designing the interior, the gastronomic products used for the delicious meals
Explore the location
Located 500m up, ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat benefits from a privileged position above the Drimalia valley with a direct view onto Zeus mountain and, a little further away, the glittering Aegean Sea. Nearby are the villages of Chalkio and Moni, perfect places to discover some of the Naxian charms. The Cycladic island of Naxos is famed for its stunning beaches and exceptional gastronomic tradition. From picturesque towns to out-of-this-world landscapes, there’s so much to explore. The airport of Naxos is located 11km away.
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